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The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 2008 (USA)
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After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Director:

Fred Wolf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Faris ... Shelley Darlingson
Colin Hanks ... Oliver
Emma Stone ... Natalie
Kat Dennings ... Mona
Hugh Hefner ... Hugh Hefner
Christopher McDonald ... Dean Simmons
Beverly D'Angelo ... Mrs. Hagstrom
Katharine McPhee ... Harmony
Rumer Willis ... Joanne
Kiely Williams ... Lilly
Dana Goodman Dana Goodman ... Carrie Mae
Kimberly Makkouk Kimberly Makkouk ... Tanya
Monet Mazur ... Cassandra
Tyson Ritter ... Colby
Sarah Wright ... Ashley
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Storyline

Finding family. Shelley Darlingson was raised in an orphanage, finally happy when she blossoms into a fox and moves into the Playboy Mansion. Unfortunately, she's summarily expelled on her 27th birthday(she's now too old). In desperation she takes a job as house mother for a sorority of misfits losing their house for lack of members. They have but a few months to find 30 pledges, or a sorority of mean girls will take over their place. Shelley figures that girls will pledge a house that boys find interesting, so she sets out to make the Zetas alluring, not act too smart, and host great parties. Can she succeed, and what about her own makeover? Sabotage is everywhere, plus it's hard to be one's self. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They wanted a role model. They got a Playmate. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anna Faris credits this film, along with her divorce with Ben Indra, as the reason she got breast implants. See more »

Goofs

In the long shot after Shelley blows out the candle on her cake at the Mansion birthday party, the candle is obviously much longer and still lit. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: We could tie our shoes together, our tennis shoes, and we could throw them over telephone wires. Because I see that everywhere and it seems like people would have fun doing that. Like, how hard can you throw? You know what I mean? Like how - what are you -
[stops herself]
Natalie: [awkward pause]
Shelley: Or we could go to a club.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Dumb Blondes in Movies and TV (2015) See more »

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I'll Run
Written by Alex Deleon, Cash Coligan, Alex Marshall, Alex Johnson and Ian Crawford
Performed by The Cab
Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Introducing a Major Comic Talent
12 September 2008 | by hollyfairbanks-usaSee all my reviews

Anna Faris makes this paper thin attempt at comedy overwhelmingly worthwhile. She is an original that reminded me of some other glories, from Carole Lombard to Goldie Hawn. Her innocence is so believable that we go with her wherever she decides to go. I wish the producers and responsible for this movie getting made had gone all the way and provided this extraordinary comic talent with a more substantial script and direction giving her the opportunity to shine even more than she shines here and here shine she does, big time. Just look at her listening, trying to make sense of what's happening around her. Deeply moving, very funny, kind of unique. I hope she soon finds her Garson Kanin and her George Cukor. I have the feeling we ain't seen nothing yet


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know What Boys Like See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,533,702, 24 August 2008

Gross USA:

$48,237,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,439,696
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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